Surprise Lake (Pierce County)

Species you might catch

Lake information

County: Pierce
Acreage: 8.30 ac.
Elevation: 4412 ft.
TRS: T18R07E SEC25
Center: 47.02332, -121.860883
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Fish stocking info

Release Location: SURPRISE LK (PIER) T18
Stock Date Species Number Released Number of Fish Per Pound Facility
Apr 15, 2019 Coho 9,900 1,500 SURPRISE LAKE PROJ
Oct 7, 2018 Rainbow 350 370 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 8, 2018 Coho 9,900 1,500 SURPRISE LAKE PROJ
Sep 16, 2017 Rainbow 350 572 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 15, 2017 Coho 9,900 1,500 SURPRISE LAKE PROJ
Sep 17, 2016 Rainbow 350 240 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Apr 15, 2016 Coho 10,000 1,500 SURPRISE LAKE PROJ
Sep 13, 2015 Rainbow 350 662 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Sep 6, 2014 Rainbow 350 355 TOKUL CR HATCHERY
Oct 6, 2013 Rainbow 240 292 TOKUL CR HATCHERY

Fishing prospects calendar

Rainbow trout

Fishing success for Rainbow Trout is generally best in the spring when thousands of fish are stocked statewide, but they can be caught year-round in most waters with a little patience and persistence. Success remains high into June and gradually declines as water temperatures increase and fish move offshore to stay cool. Fish that escaped the spring harvest return to the nearshore areas in the fall as waters cool off. Some waters may also be stocked again in the fall further boosting catch rates.
Chart showing fishing prospects throughout the calendar year